Lead Data Scientist

London, England, United Kingdom · Research and Development

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We are looking for a new member of the Hummingbird Research and Development team who will Lead our research into Yield Modelling and Yield Prediction.

As a Lead Data Scientist within the team at Hummingbird you will both own and work hands-on with high profile research and development projects - additionally you will continue the development around yield models. Ideally we’re looking for somebody with both a strong Data Science background and a proven track record of statistical and mathematical modelling. You will work closely with Data Scientists across the entire business and collaborate across multiple projects simultaneously.

The ability to work autonomously and find the balance between cutting edge research and product creation is key within this role. You will be jumping into an area where the foundations have already been developed by the team, and will be able to hit the ground running and work immediately on highly technical and advanced problems. As the first member of this team you will also have the headcount to grow the team and hire Data Scientists to report into you.

At Hummingbird we are the leading global remote sensing business for agriculture, using artificial intelligence and imagery analytics gathered from drones, planes and satellites technology, combined with weather and soil data and expert plant pathology to enable precision agriculture. We use the most advanced machine learning and computer vision techniques, delivering actionable insights on crop health directly to the field meaning farmers on the ground are able to manage their land in a more sustainable manner. We were recently awarded KPMGs Best British Tech Startup 2019 and Cognition X Best AI Product for Agriculture 2018.

Existing backers of the business include The European Space Agency, Sir James Dyson, Horizon Ventures, Downing Ventures, SALIC and Velcourt; Europe’s largest commercial farming operation. We also have tech partners which include Google UK and Cranfield University.

We operate internationally with offices in London, São Paulo, Sydney, Moscow and Lviv.

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